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07-11-2017, 04:17 AM   #301
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Since we are grousing with little expectation of change - as far as I am concerned, TTL - not pTTL - flash was the best flash control produced by Pentax. Second best is autothyristor controlled flash with the sensor built into the flash.

Sure I am giving up optical wireless control but radio flash controls are a reliable alternative.

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I just started experiencing this delay after 2 years of using the K3II. It happens with a Sunpak manual ring flash in Manual mode. Since I mostly do outdoor macro work, this is a serious problem. I simply can't tolerate a half-second delay. I'll go through the settings again, make sure nothing has changed but needless to say I'm not amused.

Again, for 2 years there was never a delay using flash in manual or automatic modes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
I just started experiencing this delay after 2 years of using the K3II. It happens with a Sunpak manual ring flash in Manual mode. Since I mostly do outdoor macro work, this is a serious problem. I simply can't tolerate a half-second delay. I'll go through the settings again, make sure nothing has changed but needless to say I'm not amused.

Again, for 2 years there was never a delay using flash in manual or automatic modes.
That is strange. My understanding is that the delay is limited to P-TTL flash. With a non-dedicated flash mounted, the camera should be "unaware" that flash is being used. Do you have delay with non-flash usage?


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Nope, even if the flash is mounted and not powered on, no delay.
I'm going to check the flash settings, make absolutely sure it's in manual mode.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Nope, even if the flash is mounted and not powered on, no delay.
I'm going to check the flash settings, make absolutely sure it's in manual mode.
manual mode flash setting on the camera only refers to the pop-up flash. You have to have the external flash set to manual mode.
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Yeah, my verbiage was imprecise.

Anyway - I reset the camera settings and it's all cleared up! I have no clue what the setting was, but the reset took care of it.
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